Originally Posted by hareebrownbeest
I used to be a automotive painter and preparation is definitely key to a good paint job. I cleaned the syn. Stock with some grease and wax remover followed by some denatured alcohol. Let it air dry , hung it in a well ventilated garage and went to town. I also used some stiff wire hangers so the stock wouldn't move as I held the leaves in place to get my patterns. Also I sprayed at about 10-12 inches away so the air from the can wouldn't move the leaves around.
HBB, you done good! you definately have a handle on painting synthetic stocks. one nice thing about it, is that it does wear well and even if you do scratch it up, it's easy to retouch up.
i did my lower rocker panels on my truck, in the same paint in a camo pattern, and it's been on there for about two years now, many trips up and down the road and through the woods and countless trips to the car wash and it's still holding great with not flaking, peeling or problems. still looks great.